Need mobo for celeron 430 processor

By mlkmgr
Dec 8, 2009
  1. recently acquired a free celeron 430 processor and am in need of a compatible mobo. nothing fancy as this will be a web surfer for the kids. there will be no gaming, video editing, etc. just using itunes and surfing, that is all. can someone point me in the right direction for a cheap/low-cost compatible mobo.

    i have seen a few on various retail sites (newegg and TD) but was unsure of compatibility. Here is what the label on the box says:

    Freq: 1.80 GHz Core: 135V
    FSB: 800 MHz Socket: LGA775
    L2 Cache: 512K PCG: 06

    thanks in advance!
  2. mlkmgr

    mlkmgr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    would any socket 775 mobo work?

  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Most 775 boards will work some of the older boards (pre 945 chipset) will not. I would reccomend sticking with the following chipsets: G31,G33,G41,G43,G45, P33,P35,P43,P45. The G chipsets have integrated graphics, the P chipsets do not so they require a video card, for what you're useing the computer for integrated graphics or a low end card would be sufficient (If you go with integrated remember the graphics will use some system ram for video memory). I would generally stick with Gigabyte and ASUS although Foxconn, MSI, and ECS are ok If you want to save some money but the price difference is usually minor.

    Here are some reccomended boards:

    If you need/want a video card This should be sufficient for that system:
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